Briefs

Access more appellate briefs on Westlaw than any other legal research provider

Description:

Westlaw has the world's largest online brief bank so you can research with confidence knowing you’ll be able to find what you need.

Each brief contains links to cited authority, statutes and regulations, judge and attorney profiles, case history, and other relevant case law, enabling you to become well-versed on the arguments made in similar cases in a fraction of the time.

Features

Benefits

We have the world's largest online legal brief bank
On Westlaw, you can easily access full-text civil and criminal appellate briefs filed in the courts of all 50 states, the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Tax Court.
Quickly and easily locate the brief(s) that are most helpful to you – saving you a lot of valuable time
No need for time-consuming trips to the courthouse; no need to wait hours or days for delivery after you’ve ordered a brief. Thanks to the power of WestSearch®, the world’s most advanced legal search engine, finding specific and relevant briefs is easy. You can narrow your search by court, jurisdiction, or legal topic. Or, you can use the natural language search bar to find on-point briefs by issue, case title, or case citation.
You have the ability to complete your research directly from any brief
Once you’ve found an on-point brief, it’s easy to complete your research directly from it. With just a few clicks, you’re able to access: related court filings, dockets, case history, Key Cite references, cited cases and statutes, background information on participating judges, and attorneys and original images of briefs in PDF format – which may contain additional appendix materials.